PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.
When Jim and Aurora first have a drink in the bar, the bartender--a robot or hologram--there's only the upper half of him, says, "I cried because I had no trousers, but then I saw I had no legs!" is a reference to an old folk saying, "I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet" - a caution to express gratitude, regardless of one's circumstances.
Good morning, James. How are you feeling?
Jim Preston: Wait. What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's perfectly normal to feel confused. You just spent 120 years in suspended animation.
Jim Preston: What?
Wake-up Hologram: It's okay, James.
Jim Preston: It's Jim...
Wake-up Hologram: Jim.
At the end of the film, when the Avalon is seen approaching Homestead-II, the ship is seen to have its engines facing away from the planet, but still operating. Assuming its course included a long stay, the engines would have need to be turned in the direction of travel - not only for reducing speed for safe orbital-insertion, but about halfway through the voyage, as as much time would need to be taken to decelerate as was taken accelerating.
But if its course was to slingshot around Homestead II's star without planetary orbit, it might need to continue thrusting in the direction shown.
The first half of the end credits feature images of celestial objects in space, such as nebulas and galaxies.
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